CRPMuseum website - help!

$1,425 of $15k goal

Raised by 15 people in 2 months
Carol Moore-Ede
on behalf of Miles Nagamatsu
 Toronto, ON
BEYOND BRICKS & MORTAR ~ 
Sharing our Past, To Shape our Future

For over a decade, the volunteer-run, not-for-profit Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum has been exploring and sharing the social, cultural, and architectural history of two of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods. Cabbagetown derives its name from a slur mocking poor Irish immigrants who grew cabbages in their front yards. Regent Park now occupies the original Cabbagetown location. After World War II, Toronto’s first public housing project, called Regent Park, replaced deteriorating Victorian housing. And now the old Regent Park is being transformed into a revitalized downtown neighbourhood.

In order to meet our mandate of collecting, preserving, and making known the rich history of these adjacent communities dating from the late 1700s to the present, the Museum has undertaken such activities as mounting major exhibitions, collecting archival records, artifacts and original art, recording over 300 hours of oral histories and history-in-the-making, organising special events, engaging in social media, and hosting a constantly growing website. But time and technology move on so that the current website is out-of-date. It needs a major overhaul or replacement so that we can take advantage of new platforms and technologies such as smart phones and tablets and can reorganise content to be more engaging and accessible for a larger, more diverse audience. The museum raises awareness of the areas’ common history and pride of place, and illustrates the importance of their multi-cultural roots. Our Facebook page and Website will continue to be the go-to places for Museum information.

We are therefore seeking $15,000 to accomplish this work. We are hoping to relaunch our website by mid-year, where we plan to showcase our next stage of development. It will include finding a permanent home for our artifacts, stories, and exhibitions. Your donation will help make the next steps in our ongoing development a reality.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much!
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Update 2
Posted by Carol Moore-Ede
2 months ago
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Psst....we are still seeking donations. Remember, your support will be rewarded with a first class website full of the history, both written and oral , of one of the most important neighbourhoods in North America. The world is watching the Revitalization of Regent Park, as a prototype for a healthy inner city. The history of immigration and integration going back to the early 1800s accompanied by so many success stories, makes the Cabbagetown Regent Park areas locations of which to be proud.

No donation is too small as all donations help build the foundation for a healthy outcome. Charitable Donation receipts will be issued whether you wish to donate by name or anonymously.

The Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum is a not-for-profit organisation.

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Update 1
Posted by Carol Moore-Ede
2 months ago
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Thank you for your donations. We have reached $500 of our $15,000 goal. Please spread the word!
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$1,425 of $15k goal

Raised by 15 people in 2 months
Created February 8, 2017
Carol Moore-Ede  
on behalf of Miles Nagamatsu
LB
$25
Leigh Bishton
17 days ago
SL
$100
spencer lanthier
19 days ago
RK
$100
Richard Keimel
2 months ago
AF
$500
Audrey Fox
2 months ago
KP
$50
Kirsti Piironen
2 months ago
JK
$150
Jim Keffer
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
LS
$50
Laurie Stephens
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
HB
$50
Helen Baker
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
SW
$100
Sandra and Alan Waterhouse
2 months ago
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